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Japan government draft: nuclear to be 20-22 percent of power mix by 2030 – media via Reuters

(Reuters) – Japan’s government has proposed making nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country’s electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy to account for slightly more, media reported on Friday.

The proposal on nuclear energy, if adopted, is likely to be unpopular among a public that opinion polls show has been consistently opposed to atomic energy since three meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant north of Tokyo in 2011.

It will, however, mark a shift away from nuclear power, which contributed to about 30 percent of Japan’s electricity supply before the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986.
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